Henry Candy: turned over the favourite with Chain Of Daisies
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By David Baxter 6:05PM 27 AUG 2016
Report: Windsor, Saturday
Winter Hill Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f, 3yo+
CHAIN OF DAISIES caused an upset for Henry Candy and Fergus Sweeney, as the frontrunning filly outbattled favourite Ulysses, getting the verdict in a photo-finish.
The front pair were a long way clear of the rest, and Chain Of Daisies made every yard to deny the well-touted Sir Michael Stoute-trained favourite.
A Listed winner at Salisbury last time, Chain Of Daisies came into the race in good form, but the four-year-old looked to face a tough task against the impeccably bred Ulysses, who was sent off at 8-11.
But Sweeney timed his fractions perfectly. The pair kicked with over two furlongs left which left the rest of the field chasing, and despite all of Ryan Moore’s efforts Ulysses was unable to reel in the filly.
Sweeney said: “I thought it was on the bob coming to the line. She’s a tough filly and really impressed me at Salisbury. It was a really top performance.”